Full Immersion: Skyrim in VR, On a Treadmill
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in virtual reality? Yes please.
Skyrim in virtual reality, with movement controlled by a VR treadmill? Well… I’m not so sure if my legs could handle all that backpedaling.
The results, brought to us with the light-hearted video demonstration below, are somewhat comical, but as the demoer notes, “my brain decoupled from reality and I was in the world of Skyrim.”
If this looks familiar, you might recall Virtuix and their virtual reality treadmill, the Omni. Virtuix successfully raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter for the Omni last year, and they too explored Bethesda’s RPG world in VR as part of their pitch:
So when we’re finally able to get our hands on a consumer version of the Oculus Rift, we’ll evidently have a couple choices if we really want to push the immersive boundary with a VR treadmill.
I should say “you’ll” have a couple of choices, because there is no way my wife will let me put one of those things in our house.